Germany


Germany's 'Joke' Party Wants Seat at EU Table

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May 14, 2019
The satirical political party Die PARTEI runs for re-election to the European Union parliament.

It’s just after noon on a bright weekday in Berlin and Martin Sonneborn is a little hungover. “We’ve just held big campaign events here in Berlin,” he says between sips of orange juice and cappuccino.

Sonneborn, a German member of the European Parliament who is hoping to be elected for a second term, is not exactly your typical candidate. He doesn’t so much want to reform the European Union, or join in the high-minded debates about bloc’s future, as much as he wants to point out the absurdities of the political system that underpins it.

Bringing Back the Bauhaus

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March 27, 2019
In 1925, the design school was forced out of Weimar. The city is ready to welcome it back.

The birthplace of the Bauhaus is not very Bauhaus. The legendary school, which revolutionized design and has been synonymous for decades with the concept of modernism, left surprisingly few marks on the place where it was founded 100 years ago, a small city near the center of Germany called Weimar. Only one of those marks was architectural: a square white house called the Haus am Horn.